Wedded bliss at 360Q

The Queenscliffe Herald has supported 360Q with another great story, this time about our first-ever wedding at our incredible upstairs function space. Read the full story here!

Wedded bliss at 360Q

Margi and Lachlan McDonald wanted the perfect wedding – and they were willing to wait years for it.

The Swan Bay couple, who live with their young son Jack on a property that has been in the McDonald family for 150 years, decided that 360Q was the perfect wedding reception venue after visiting a few years ago when it was under former management.

Before they had a chance to set a date, the venue closed.

But the couple had their heart set on 360Q – so they waited three years for it to re-open, headed up by business owner and chef Barry Iddles.

“We obviously love the area and the marina, looking at the ocean and the boats so that’s why we chose 360Q,” she said. “So we had our name down at the harbour waiting for it to re-open. We’ve been engaged for several years now and we’ve been waiting for it to reopen and it finally did under the fabulous Barry!”

True to Lachlan’s Scottish roots, the pair got engaged in the Scottish Highlands and was married at Citizens Park at Queenscliff after being ushered in by a bagpiper. At 360Q the newlyweds and their 130 guests feasted on steamed duck buns and wasabi calamari canapés; Vietnamese prawn salad and coconut crepe with Asian chicken salad entrees; mains of eye fillet with truffle mash and Japanese-inspired salmon and a selection of five petite grazing desserts.

Margi said the pair’s planning for the big day had paid off – everything went perfectly.

“We obviously researched Barry and Sorrento Catering Company and he had glowing reports,” she said. “The food was delicious and the staff was amazing and very attentive – there was not a bad word said all night. But we forgot to cut our cake which was quite funny!”

Barry said he was delighted the happy couple chose 360Q for their formal sit-down reception.

“This was the first wedding we have hosted here at 360Q and I couldn’t be happier for Margi and Lachlan,” he said. “It was such a great vibe – the team and I loved it. We have another wedding in March – this time it will be a cocktail-style event – and I am so excited to be offering our top floor space for special functions.”
360Q is located at 2 Wharf St, Queenscliff. Call 5257 4200 or email for function package details.

This story originally appeared in the print and online editions of the March issue of Queenscliffe Herald.